A loving dad has pedalled into this week’s Charity Champion top spot after organising a work sponsored cycle which raised over £8,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

Total Motion employee Jamie Rowley, was inspired to fundraise to say thank you for the on-going care his two-year-old daughter, Peyton, receives at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Peyton was diagnosed with a rare deletion to chromosome 17q12 at birth. Her condition is so rare, that Peyton is the only known person in the medical data base to have the condition; which currently has no name.

The deletion effects Peyton in many ways. Jamie describes his daughter as ‘a two-year-old child in an 11-month-old’s body – visually, as well as within her capabilities.’

He said: “Peyton is an incredibly brave little girl. She is currently undergoing various treatment at the Children’s Hospital which she will need to have for the rest of her life.  

“The hospital means everything to us - the care and attention that Peyton receives has made the experience easier for the whole of our family. We can never thank the staff and hospital enough for all they do for us.”

Along with his colleagues at vehicle management company Total Motion, Jamie organised an impressive 118-mile cycle from the head office in Leicester to Sherringham in Norfolk. The X-strong group completed the ride in just less than eight hours.

Jamie added: “It was an absolutely fantastic challenge and I’m so grateful to Total Motion and my colleagues for their support. The best bit of the day was reaching the finish line alongside my father and seeing my girls.

“I was completely overwhelmed by all of the donations, I did not expect to meet our £5,000 target let alone go way over it, and I can’t thank my family and friends enough. It’s evident I surround myself with amazing, generous and caring people.”   

Serena Dew, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, commented: “It’s always inspirational to hear how the treatment our hospital provides inspires families and friends to fundraise.

“We are so grateful for Total Motion’s support for Peyton and her family and would like to thank all the staff and everyone involved in this incredible challenge. We rely on the generosity and dedication of our corporate fundraisers, so events like this will help us continue to make a difference to sick children and families like the Rowley’s.”